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Your place of never-ending curiosity and inspiration is expanding to offer even more access to history, science, and culture.

 
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Building Buddies

Now Open!
Building Buddies is now open, Inviting families to embark on a delightful journey of exploration and creativity.
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Mandela: The Official Exhibition

Opens March 9, 2024
Take a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader, Nelson Mandela.
Visitors Exploring Fashion and Nature Exhibit

Fashion + Nature

Examine the relationship between the natural world and the fashion industry.

Upcoming

We’re excited to share exhibitions and events designed to inspire.

Chaffee Planetarium

Don’t miss out on seasonal highlights including Incoming!, Dark Side: The Light Show, Under Starlit Skies, and our latest planetarium presentation, Living Worlds.

Concerts Under
The Stars

Get ready for an unforgettable sonic journey as Concerts Under the Stars returns on March 21 + 22 with Sarena Rae feat. Visual Artist, KB Brown.

LaughFest

LaughFest with comedians Dave Dyer and Nardos Osterhart is March 6 & the Silent Film & Organ Concert featuring “Silent Movie” by Mel Brooks plays March 8.

Mandela: The Official Exhibition

Beginning March 9, take a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader, Nelson Mandela.

The GRPM boasts one of Michigan’s largest collections of historical and cultural artifacts and scientific specimens that tell the stories of West Michigan and the wider world.

Explore the Community Collections with 250,000+ Artifacts & Specimens.

Build Your Ideal Museum Field Trip.

Including free and affordable onsite and virtual programming to connect to curriculum and inspire curiosity.

Become a Member.

Take Your Curiosity to the Next Level!

  • Free admission every day of the year
  • Discounts to planetarium shows, camps and more
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers nationwide
  • Free parking in the Museum’s ramp
  • Pays for itself in less than 2 visits

Carousel Update.

The Spillman Carousel is currently closed while we are undergoing riverfront construction. The Carousel will re-open Spring of 2025.

Carousel Update.

The Spillman Carousel is currently closed while we are undergoing riverfront construction. The Carousel will re-open Spring of 2025.

Carousel Update

The 1928 Spillman Carousel is closed while we undergo riverfront construction. The carousel will re-open in the Spring of 2025.